Performance

Solo Piano Recital

Monday / May 5, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Students of Neil Olmstead will perform the music of Maurice Ravel, Alexander Scriabin, and Frederic Chopin, as well as Bill Evans and Lennie Tristano, in a solo piano recital. Bring a friend.

Admission: 
Free

Fox and Friends

Monday / May 5, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Exciting music by Berklee composers, performed by Berklee performers. Not to be missed!

Admission: 
Free

Performance Wellness Institute Presents

Wednesday / April 9, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

The Performance Wellness Institute presents an afternoon of lectures and performances.

Admission: 
Free

Those Who Can Teach, Perform!

Tuesday / April 8, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Each semester the students and faculty of the Music Education Department perform an eclectic program of choral and instrumental music. Ensembles may include some interesting instruments and musical surprises.

Admission: 
Free

Spring Winds, Flutes, and Piano

Wednesday / April 2, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

A lively and lyrical concert featuring the Berklee Flute Choir and the Spring Winds and Piano Ensemble, directed by Woodwind faculty member Wendy Rolfe. Original Berklee compositions and arrangements, and classics in styles from Latin to Baroque to romantic to world music, will delight listeners.

Admission: 
Free

Curtain Up 5: Musical Theater Songs by Berklee Students

Wednesday / April 2, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

The fifth annual Curtain Up theatrical concert showcases the winning songs of a campus-wide musical theater songwriting contest, with new arrangements by students of musical theater arranging and orchestration. 

Curtain Up fosters relationships between songwriters and arrangers, mirroring the standard theater industry collaboration. It's also an incredibly entertaining show with dazzling singing actors, a fabulous pit band, and overflow crowds.

Admission: 
Free

Aftersong: Songwriters as Responders

Monday / March 24, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

On December 14, 2012, the world was shocked by the terrible events at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. In April 2013, tragedy hit even closer to home for the Berklee community, with bombings at the Boston Marathon and the surreal manhunt and city lockdown that followed. Musicians and songwriters responded in artistic ways, both during and after these events. What is the role of creative work, both as personal response and as an expression of collective social response and healing for the wider community? This concert—not a contest showcase—features selected work from students, alumni and faculty exploring the role of “songwriter as responder.”

Joining the Berklee community for this special concert will be renowned Senegalese social-change oriented hip-hop group Bideew Bou Bess, joined by tama (talking drum) master Massamba Diop, and Tony Vacca on balafon. With their innovative fusion of traditions and languages, Bideew Bou Bess—brothers Moctar, Baidy, and Ibrahim Sall—have been called 21st century griots, a living link between African and American hip-hop traditions, and outspoken global citizens. (This flash concert appearance of Bideew Bou Bess is made possible with the generous support of the Cycon family and Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee.)

As a follow-up to this concert, visiting artist songwriter and guitarist Patty Larkin will lead a clinic and discussion on Songwriting and Social Change: How Songs Can Change Our World, on Wednesday, March 26 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. To participate in the clinic, contact Mark Simos of the Songwriting Department at msimos@berklee.edu.

Please note: This spring, this concert and clinic take the place of the annual Songs for Social Change songwriting contest and showcase, which will be re-envisioned for future semesters. We expect that this concert and clinic will bring to light additional creative work, by current students and others in Berklee’s extended community, from this difficult period. The Songwriting Department will be working with Berklee’s FUSION magazine to explore other ways to present this work.

Admission: 
Free

Guitar Night: R&B/Funk Showcase

Thursday / March 13, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Guitar faculty member Thaddeus Hogarth presents the sixth annual Guitar Night: R&B/Funk Showcase, featuring six stellar guitarists leading their groups in an evening of original and cover material in the genres of R&B and funk.

Admission: 
Free

Africana Studies Lecture

Tuesday / March 11, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. 

An evening lecture given by a leading scholar in the field of Africana Studies.

Admission: 
Free

Composition Department Faculty Concert

Thursday / February 20, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

A program of Berklee Composition Department faculty compositions.

Admission: 
Free

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